Opening Tea Bag

Can one open up a tea bag on shabbos? The paper that they are packaged in has perforated lines so the paper tears easily when one wants to remove the… Read more »


Magnets on Shabbos

Are magnets muktzah, or may one play with them on shabbos? Answer: It is permitted to play with magnets on Shabbos, and they are not considered muktzah. Sources: There is… Read more »


Digital photo frame

Can a digital picture frame, which has a slideshow of pictures, be kept on on Shabbos? Answer: Yes. Leaving the frame running on Shabbos does not involve any melachah, and… Read more »


Relief on Shabbos

Question: Is it permissible to urinate or defecate on grass or dirt during Shabbos? Answer: It is permitted to urinate on grass (O.C. 336:3). It is also permitted to defecate… Read more »


Light Right

Question: I light my Shabbos candles with another candle. When I’ve lit the last one, I’m left with a lit candle that I’d like to extinguish, but I remember learning… Read more »


Spousal Bosis

Question: While we were learning hilchos Shabbos last week, my wife had the following question (regarding the point that someone else cannot make one’s possessions into a bosis since the other person… Read more »